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The Shortlist: Terry Golway’s ‘Machine Made,’ and More

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:08
New books by Terry Golway, Edward P. Kohn, Joseph Tirella and Kevin Cook.
    





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Inside the List

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:08
The great independent publisher New Directions, around since 1936, had its first New York Times best seller last month, when Takashi Hiraide’s novel “The Guest Cat” briefly surfaced on the trade paperback list.
    





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Children’s Books: ‘Changers,’ by T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:07
In this young adult novel, a freshman wakes up on the first day of high school to discover he’s changed sex.
    





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Children’s Books: ‘The Beatles,’ by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:06
A picture book about one of the original boy bands, those cheeky lads from Liverpool.
    





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Children’s Books: ‘Operation Bunny,’ by Sally Gardner

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:06
Sally Gardner’s beleaguered heroine inherits an abandoned shop, discovering a magical world she never knew existed.
    





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Children’s Books: ‘In New York,’ by Marc Brown, and More

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:06
Four picture books celebrate the city and its signature sights, sounds and buildings.
    





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Tessa Hadley’s ‘Clever Girl’

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:05
Tessa Hadley’s episodic novel follows its heroine from childhood in 1960s Britain to the murky waters of middle age.
    





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Dalton Conley’s ‘Parentology’

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:55
Emboldened by cutting-edge research, a sociologist and father of two explains a series of unorthodox parenting decisions.
    





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‘The Black-Eyed Blonde,’ by Benjamin Black

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:55
The Irish mystery writer Benjamin Black, a.k.a. John Banville, finds a new adventure for Philip Marlowe.
    





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‘The Wherewithal,’ by Philip Schultz

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:54
Philip Schultz’s novel revisits a 1941 massacre in German-occupied Poland.
    





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‘On Leave,’ by Daniel Anselme

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:54
Daniel Anselme’s 1957 novel of France’s Algerian war.
    





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ArtsBeat: Avid Reader Leaves Library $6 Million in Her Will

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:57
A patron of the New York Public Library, who died last summer, set aside $6 million for the library in her will, the library announced on Wednesday.
    





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Letters: Why Pick on M.F.A. Programs?

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 16:24
Readers respond to recent remarks about M.F.A. creative writing programs, a review of Joachim Fest’s “Not I” and more.
    





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Open Book: Fifty-Five Years of Reading Roth

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 16:24
A look at the Book Review’s assessments of Philip Roth’s work over the decades.
    





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Bookshelf: Pets

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 16:03
New picture books include Megan McDonald’s “Shoe Dog” and Jenny Offill’s “Sparky!”
    





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Library of America’s Bernard Malamud Collections

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 15:56
The first two volumes of the Library of America’s three-volume collection of Bernard Malamud’s work include 36 stories, six of which Malamud himself never saw in print, and five novels.
    





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Author's Note: Operators Are Standing By

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 15:55
Have you ever wished for a new literary form, impervious to the ins and outs of critical fashion and the latest manifesto? Meet the LitMode 100.
    





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Helen Oyeyemi: By the Book

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 09:15
The author of “Mr. Fox” and “Boy, Snow, Bird” considers Dumas’s d’Artagnan a literary hero: “If there’s going to be a fray, I can’t help but approve of someone who enters it headlong.”
    





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Walter Kirn’s ‘Blood Will Out’

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 15:13
Walter Kirn, who was duped by an impostor known as Clark Rockefeller, examines their complicated relationship.
    





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Bookends: Is It Harder to Write About Happiness Than Its Opposite?

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 09:30
Leslie Jamison and Adam Kirsch discuss the old saw that says “happiness writes white.”
    





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